Killyourstereo.com Staff: Top 10 Albums of 2016


So, all of you lovely people – the readers –  have already had your say for what you believed to be the best releases of 2016. And now we here at Killyourstereoe.com, like we do each year, get to indulge ourselves with our own top ten Australian and international lists for 2016. See you all in 2017!

Alex Sievers – Writer/Editor

International:

  1. Architects – All Our Gods Have Been Abandoned Us
  2. All Human – Teenagers, You Don’t Have To Die!
  3. Silent Planet – Everything Was Sound
  4. The Black Queen – Fever Daydream
  5. Fjørt – Kontakt
  6. Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
  7. Sunndrug – Exit Wounds
  8. Zeal & Ardor – Devil Is Fine
  9. Pity Sex – White Hot Moon
  10. Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional

Australian:

  1. Ceres – Drag It Down On You
  2. Foxblood – The Devil, The Dark, & The Rain
  3. Osaka Punch – Death Monster Super Squad
  4. The Great City – I Will Survive Failure
  5. Set The Score – Where We Sit
  6. Pretty City – Colorize
  7. Deadspace – Gravity
  8. Safe Hands – Tie Your Soul To Mine
  9. Chasing Ghosts – I Am Jimmy Kyle
  10. Stepson – The Beautiful Lie

Chris Giacca – Writer

International:

  1. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  2. Periphery –  Periphery III: Select Difficulty
  3. Master Boot Record – C : \ >CHKDSK /F
  4. Permutations – The Mercury Tree
  5. Toska – Ode To The Author
  6. ZILF – PrEPare YourZILF
  7. Sean Ashe – Flux
  8. Nick Johnston – Remarkably Human
  9. Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
  10. Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Australian:

  1. Plini – Handmade Cities
  2. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  3. Wartime Sweethearts – So Long, Sparta
  4. The Great City – I Will Survive Failure
  5. Polaris – The Guilt And The Grief
  6. The Comfort – Love
  7. DriveTime Commute – Bag of Snakes
  8. Grim Indiana – Rest Easy
  9. Ceres – Drag It Down On You
  10. Departe – Failure, Subside

Corey Jackson – Writer

International:

  1. I See Stars – Treehouse
  2. Hacktivist – Outside The Box
  3. Issues – Headspace
  4. Silent Planet – Everything Was Sound
  5. Desolated – The End
  6. Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks
  7. Erra – Drift
  8. Napoleon – Newborn Mind
  9. Landscapes – Modern Earth
  10. The Devil Wears Prada – Transit Blue

Australian:

  1. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  2. Polaris – The Guilt & The Grief
  3. Foxblood – The Devil, The Dark & The Rain
  4. The Comfort – Love
  5. Cursed Earth – Enslaved By The Insignificant
  6. Harbours – Nothing Stays The Same
  7. Graves – Monster
  8. I Exalt – Servant
  9. Hands Like Houses – Dissonants
  10. Hindsight – Disposable Paradise

Jordan Tan – Photographer

International:

  1. Killswitch Engage – Incarnate
  2. Asking Alexandria – The Black
  3. Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional
  4. Issues – Headspace
  5. Saosin – Along the Shadow
  6. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  7. A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations
  8. Letlive. – If I’m The Devil…
  9. Dance Gavin Dance – Mothership
  10. Of Mice & Men – Cold War

Australian:

  1. Hands Like houses – Dissonants
  2. Montaigne – Glorious Heights
  3. Tonight Alive – Limitless
  4. Violent Soho – Waco
  5. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  6. Void Of Vision – Children of Chrome
  7. Sia –This Is Acting
  8. Olympia – Self Talk
  9. Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going To Be
  10. Sticky Fingers – Westway

Owen Jones – Photographer

International:

  1. Architects – All Gods Have Abandoned Us
  2. Blink 182 – California
  3. Pierce The Veil – Misadventures
  4. A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations
  5. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
  6. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  7. Stick To Your Guns – Better Ash Than Dust EP
  8. Taking Back Sunday – Tidal Wave
  9. Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate
  10. Real Friends – The Home Inside My Head

Australian:

  1. With Confidence – Better Weather
  2. Espionage – Wings Of Thunder
  3. Skärlet – Skärlet
  4. Chasing Ghosts – I Am Jimmy Kyle
  5. Polaris – The Guilt And The Grief
  6. Void Of Vision – Children Of Chrome
  7. Harbours – Nothing Stays The Same
  8. Birds Of Tokyo – Brace
  9. Set The Score – Where We Sit
  10. Between You & Me – Paperthin

Owen Morawitz – Writer 

International:

  1. Alcest – Kodama
  2. The Black Queen – Fever Daydream
  3. Dangers – The Bend In The Break
  4. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  5. Fjørt – Kontakt
  6. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
  7. Kvelertak – Nattesferd
  8. Planes Mistaken For Stars – Prey
  9. Revocation – Great Is Our Sin
  10. YG – Still Brazy

Australian:

  1. The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak
  2. Cursed Earth – Enslaved By The Insignificant
  3. Fear Likes Us – Succour
  4. Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going To Be
  5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  6. The Schoenberg Automaton – Apus
  7. She Cries Wolf – Doubt
  8. Trophy Eyes – Chemical Miracle
  9. Violent Soho – WACO
  10. We Set Sail – Feel Nothing

Peyton Bernhardt – Writer 

International:

  1. Joyce Manor – Cody
  2. Pierce The Veil – Misadventures
  3. Flay – Crush Me
  4. The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect
  5. Jon Bellion – The Human Condition
  6. Cruel Youth – +30mg
  7. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  8. The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For
  9. Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is 10
  10. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Australian:

  1. Storm The Sky – Sin Will Find You
  2. Ceres – Drag It Down On You
  3. Camp Cope – Camp Cope
  4. Montaigne – Glorious Heights
  5. The Comfort – Love
  6. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  7. With Confidence – Better Weather
  8. Horror, My Friend – Stay In, Do Nothing
  9. Tonight Alive – Limitless
  10. Trophy Eyes – Chemical Miracle

Daniel Neucom – Photographer

International:

  1. Moose Blood – Blush
  2. Touche Amore – Stage Four
  3. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  4. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  5. Balance and Composure – Light We Made
  6. Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
  7. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
  8. Into It. Over It – Standards
  9. Letlive. – If I’m The Devil
  10. Beartooth – Aggressive

Australian: 

  1. Columbus – Spring Forever
  2. The Comfort – Love
  3. We Set Sail – Feel Nothing
  4. Stepson – The Beautiful Lie
  5. Trophy Eyes – Chemical Miracle
  6. Violent Soho – WACO
  7. Hands Like Houses – Dissonants
  8. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  9. She Cries Wolf – Doubt
  10. Storm The Sky – Sin Will Find You

Matty Sievers – Writer

International:

  1. Kidz Bop – Kidz Bop 33
  2. Dance Gavin Dance – Mothership
  3. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
  4. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION: Side B
  6. Crown The Empire – Retrograde
  7. That Poppy – Bubblebath EP
  8. Every Time I Die – Low Teens
  9. Moose Blood – Blush
  10. Trash Boat – Nothing I Write Can Change What You’ve Been Through

Australian:

  1. Stepson – The Beautiful Lie
  2. Storm the Sky – Sin Will Find You
  3. With Confidence – Better Weather
  4. Foxblood – The Devil, The Dark & The Rain
  5. The Great City – I Will Survive Failure
  6. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  7. Plini – Handmade Cities
  8. Violent Soho – WACO
  9. Matt Corby – Tulleric
  10. John Farnham & Olivia Newton-john – Friends For Christmas

Alasdair Belling – Writer

International:

  1. Gojira- Magma
  2. Opeth- Sorceress
  3. Metallica- Hardwired
  4. Megadeth – Dystopia
  5. Deftones – Gore
  6. Lamb Of God – The Duke EP
  7. Haken – Affinity
  8. Meshuggah – Violent Sleep Of Reason
  9. Aiincents- Into The Void
  10. Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake

Australian:

  1. Graves – Monster
  2. Void of Vision – Children on Chrome
  3. Endless Heights – Pray I Fade
  4. Hellions – Opera
  5. Violent Soho – WACO
  6. Northlane – Node (instrumental)
  7. DMAs – Hills End
  8. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Nonagon Infinity
  9. Stories -Youth To Become
  10. Polaris- Guilt and Grief

Nick Dominko – Writer

(Because top ten lists are hard, let alone two lists, here’s Nick’s general list).

  1. Gojira – Magma
  2. Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  3. Polaris – The Guilt And The Grief
  4. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  5. Plini – Handmade Cities
  6. Trophy Eyes – Chemical Miracle
  7. Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty
  8. Harbours – Nothing Stays The Same
  9. Death Angel – The Evil Divide
  10. Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us

Jack Fowler – Writer

(Because he also couldn’t be arsed doing twenty, here’s Jack’s top ten). 

  1. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  2. Garbage – Strange Little Birds
  3. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
  4. The Shorts – Golf Riot
  5. As A Rival – By Design
  6. Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
  7. Deftones – Gore
  8. Blink 182 – California
  9. A Day to Remember – Bad Vibrations
  10. Sylar – Help!


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